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  • FSU Faculty Senate votes against Thrasher as presidential finalist

    FSU Faculty Senate votes against Thrasher as presidential finalist
    The Florida State University Faculty Senate, wanting the school's next president to be a distinguished scholar with higher-education leadership experience, voted 39-23 on Wednesday to oppose the inclusion of influential state Sen. John Thrasher as a...
  • Thrasher, 3 others picked as finalists to become next FSU president

    Thrasher, 3 others picked as finalists to become next FSU president
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite opposition from students and faculty, state Sen. John Thrasher, a well-connected Republican from St. Augustine, was named Tuesday as one of four finalists to be the next president of Florida State University. The university'...
  • Academics line up to be next FSU president

    TALLAHASSEE — The search for the next president of Florida State University, widely believed to be lined up in favor of influential state Sen. John Thrasher, drew applications this week from several academics with extensive resumes. The university'...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    JANE AMATO of Northampton has been promoted to vice president of National Penn Bancshares Inc. in Allentown. With more than 16 years of experience in the financial-service field, Amato will be responsible for developing and maintaining commercial...
  • O'Bannon decision affects area schools but won't alone revolutionize college sports

    Ed O’Bannon is the only player in the last quarter-century to score at least 30 points and grab at least 15 rebounds in the NCAA tournament title game. His 30-and-17 performance in 1995 led UCLA past defending champion Arkansas, giving the Bruins...
  • Lehigh, Penn State among Top 10 Party Schools

    Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten. The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review. "We are disappointed with the Princeton...
  • James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies

    James Wells, former Newberry Library expert, dies
    In more than 30 years with Chicago's Newberry Library, James W. Wells gained a wide reputation as an authority on the history of printing, typography and calligraphy. "He was one of the most important rare book specialists in the U.S. from the late...
  • Campus looms large for mom of teenager

    Campus looms large for mom of teenager
    In the next few weeks, I’ll be traveling with my older son on a couple final college visits before he makes the big decision on where he wants to go. It’s impossible to get into the mind of a 17-year-old. I know his decision might weigh on...
  • Did rainy climate aid Genghis Khan? Tree rings offer clues.

    Did rainy climate aid Genghis Khan? Tree rings offer clues.
    In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, scientists have found evidence of a period of an unusual stretch of warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 — the exact time that Genghis Khan was in power. Coincidence? They...
  • Clues to Genghis Khan's rise, written in the rings of ancient trees

    Clues to Genghis Khan's rise, written in the rings of ancient trees
    In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, a team of scientists has found evidence of a period of consistent warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 -- the exact time that Genghis Khan first rose to power.  Coincidence? They think...
  • Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner

    Lewis B. Whiting Jr., cattle company owner
    Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73. The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and...